Cairns Tips July 29

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  • Weather: Mostly Fine (29)
  • Track: Good 4 | Pen: 4.5 | Rail: True
  • First Race: 12:43pm Last Race: 5:05pm
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Our Cairns race tips and best bets for today:


It wouldn’t be out of line to ask KEYS PLEASE (Best Odds Currently $8 with Betstar) to wind back the clock to last prep. On the Soft 5 at Townsville, she led to win both her races over 1000m. Rivals in those included ANNIEMARIAH and Eternal Bean, both of whom she races against today. Also included in that form behind her was Boomed, who becomes an important form reference for this meeting. Those two races were on the kinder Soft 5 surfaces over 1000m. We have since seen trainer Ralph Baker muck around with some footware to keep her comfortable on the firmer tracks this prep. Pads have been on and off, and realisticaly, Keys Please has also gone out very fast through the early part of her races. Comes back from a good race over 1200m at Townsville to the more suitable 950m here at Cairns. Is fitter, drawn nicely with the pads on and we don’t believe she’ll be beaten for early speed.


Townsville trainer Michael Geaney has the task of turning the form around of DECROUX (Best Odds Currently $14 with Ladbrokes). We’re gambling on the idea of horses doing their racing in the regions they’re best suited to win at. Decroux has been a handy sort for his previous connections, with the Taree Cup included amongst his victories. Thought he’d steadily improved in his three runs this prep. He’s clearly not up to that Sydney metro form, so Dynamic Syndications have wisely made the call to move him on. He can shock a few here at odds as he gets back onto a firm track while fourth-up. Wasn’t beaten far over 1800m at Randwick last time, and Graham Kliese can have him more prominent position in this class. Decroux will be very hard to beat at his first run for Geaney should he handle the tighter circuit.


Finding a similar race-shape to last start is SOLDATI (Best Odds Currently $4.20 with Palmerbet). Apprentice rider Marnu Potgieter allowed him to run along over this track and trip as he chased the leader. Tracked smartly out to the middle in the softer conditions, opening a winning break over his rivals. He did carry only half a kilo above the minimum and does rise a few today. Shouldn’t bother the horse, as he’s got some size to him. In winning, Soldati managed to turn the tables on his defeat at the hands of Van Gaal over 1500m here. Soldati doesn’t want it much further than 1400m and Potgieter became a little cute in front that day. Vaan Gaal made the mid-race move with the pace off to out-sprint Soldati to the line over the longer trip. Drawn perfectly, Potgieter will likely box-seat the good speed and run along again.




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